Hook Grip...v.PL crew or >15% bf

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  1. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    So I've started to hook grip my deadlifts. It feels a lot better than reverse grip so far. Thankfully these first few weeks of my training are light, but I can see it getting pretty painful.
    • Any tips or suggestions?
    • Any tips on toughening up the skin on my thumbs?
    • Any other pl'ers hook grip?
     
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    I just started doing it light, and kept working my way up. It hurts like a son of a bitch for the first little while, but it goes away eventually.
     
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    I've been working my hook grip, soo far it is weaker then my mixed grip but it is making progress.
     
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    Same here. When I first started I was doing shrugs only with it, and could barely get 135. I'm up to 275 with it and that's where my shoulders are unable to pull more, not my hands.
     
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    weak :fawk:...I just DL with it until the actually slips out of my hands....then I go mixed...
     
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    As for your skin, you can tape your thumbs (loosely) with athletic tape. Glenn Pendlay suggests using the hook grip for your warmups and gradually you'll get more used to it
     
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    I know, I'm a big puss. I'm working on it. :hs:

    I'm not in either crew in the title though, if that helps at all.
     
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    hook grip is pretty mean.
     
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    I figure, if I start now whilst my cycle is light, my thumbs should be good by the time it gets heavy.

    Why should the tape be loose on the thumb?
     
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    because the thumb needs to be bent, not straight, and if you tape it tightly then the blood pressure in your thumb gets too high
     
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    I never do any other grip than hook grip
     
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    lol, i went to the gym today and while doing dimmel deadlifts i thought i'd try the hookgrip. maybe it's just me, but i couldn't get my hand around the bar with my thumb pressed up against it like that. regular holds for me.
     
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    any reason to do hook instead of double overhand?
     
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    A lot stronger grip.
     
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    you can use it with any lift :slap:
     
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    i understand that. i just don't really see how i would benefit from it any more than a double overhand from an article whose main point is stability and power off the floor for olympic lifts if i have no problems with that to begin with
     
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    because the bar won't roll out of your hand with a hook grip
     
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